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Marguerite Duras: The War - La douleur (1985) Literature and War Readalong April 2017

Marguerite Duras’ affecting book The War – La douleur  is a collection of texts based on her war diaries. Before beginning my review, I have to mention that I’ve read the French edition and don’t know how close to the English it is. 959 more words

Books

ON THIS DAY: April 4, 2017

April 4th is

Chicken Cordon Bleu Day

Vitamin C Day

World Rat Day

International Day for Mine
Awareness & Action

National Sexual Assault Awareness & Action Day… 1,042 more words

History

Hiroshima mon amour. Personal vs Impersonal.

 That is hat a huge pain in chest, that stays with you after the final captions. My personal marker of being touched. After my emotions cooled down I started thinking of the movie in the measures of three act structure, scenes dynamics and blah blah blah… basic rules told in every film school. 788 more words

Story

Book review: Moderato Cantabile

Moderato Cantabile

Last time I had read Marguerite Duras was for literary studies, some decades ago… 556 more words
Fiction

Marguerite Duras

My thoughts wear me out. —  Marguerite Duras, Destroy, She Said. (Grove Press; 1st edition January 18, 1994) Originally published 1969.

Excerpt

Marguerite Duras

I meet you. I remember you. Who are you? You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. How could I know this city was tailor-made for love? 101 more words

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